FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT CLONES ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

21 March 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

THE Clones St Patrick’s Day parade was a huge success with a capacity crowd lining Fermanagh Street to view a large and fun-packed collection of floats, marching bands and vintage cars.
The anticipated interest in the event was already clear to be seen by 11.30am last Saturday morning as St Tiernach’s GAA car park was full of floats, vehicles, and crowds of kids all busily making last minute preparations for the big march through the town.   
Participation in the parade was so strong that it took almost an hour and a half to get through the route and it was obvious that the people and organisations in the town really went out of their way to make the parade a spectacular event. 
However, the day did not end with the parade alone as a full afternoon of fun and entertainment was laid on in the Diamond ensuring the carnival atmosphere continued throughout the day.   
Speaking after the event, main organiser of the parade Ross Adamson was pleased with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Clones.
“This is probably the most successful St Patrick’s Day that Clones has seen and it has given a real boost of confidence to both the town and the people in it.  I would like to thank all the people who participated in the parade and spent hours preparing the floats. I also would especially like to pay tribute to the organising committee for the event and to the local businesses who together with Clones Town Council fully supported the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.”
The list of businesses that the St Patrick’s Day organising committee wish to thank reads as follows:
Clones Credit Union
Adamsons Bar
Packie Willies
Peter McClave
The Cúil Darach
The Paragon Bar
The Cosy Bar,
Treanor’s Bar,
The Roost
The Tower Bar
The Lennard Arms Hotel
The Creighton Hotel
Supervalu Clones
Matthews of Clones
Feldhues
Pappa Joes
Harte Peat
Clones Town Council

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